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caught a break there. they will have a significant secondary operation that will last days in terms of large area to search. >> it will be some time before they necessity how many people were killed in the explosion. >> our reporter is headed to west texas to bring coverage of the plant intelligence with reports later today on abc7 news tweeting updates for us, as well. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the plant explosion. we will bring you updates law this newscast and on you can follow us on twitter@abcnews bay area for any breaking news developments around the clock. >> we are following breaking news in downtown san francisco where police have evacuated the area where a suspicious package was found by a security guard. police have shut down an area
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around the intersection of market and grant avenue. the city is supposed to be marking the 107th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake in an hour. instead, the streets are shut down and no one is allowed to come out of the local businesses. this is market street right here and can you see the police cars blocking off the street while they investigate the suspicious package. no one is allowed to come out of the businesses and there is no word how it will affect the anniversary event. we will follow this breaking situation and bring you more information as it becomes available. >> the president and first lady will be in boston to attend a tribute to the marathon bombing victims. machine's explosions killed three people and wounded more than 170. at least 14 of the victims remain in critical condition. investigators say they are making progress in the research for a suspect. surveillance video shows a man dropping off a bag at the
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bombing site. >> surveillance video at the lord & taylor or from local television they could be able to use facial recognition software to run that face against databases. f.b.i. agents are examining the remains of a treasure cooker recovered at the scene. the president is scheduled to leave joint base andrews at 5:20 in less than an hour. he will speak today about the first responders to the attack focusing on their heroism. >> employees of a local company are shocked to discover one their products helped detonate one of the boston bombs. >> there is a battery that is made in a company in fremont designed to fit into come pat remote-controlled cars or trucks and can only be ordered online or prepared through specialty hobby shops. the company has contacted the f.b.i. to provide information.
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>> today, a vigil will honor the victims of the boston bombings in a run locally. the group responsible has plan add three-mile run, one mile for each victim killed in the attack. the run will start at 7:30 tonight on college avenue and end at snow park. runners will hold a moment silence for the victims. abc7 news will break into programming when the president visits boston this morning. he is scheduled to speak after 8:00 a.m. our time and our reporter and anchor will continue reporting on the latest developments from boston reporting live from boston at 6:30 this morning and you can follow her on twitter. >> happening right now san francisco police are investigating after they shot and killed a man accused of stabbing his brother-in-law and going after officers with a hammer. the suspect called 9-1-1 around 9:45 to report the stabbing and
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the officers arrived the victim was suffering stab wounds to his head, arms arms and chest and te suspect came at him with a hammer. an officer shot the suspect to stop him and he died at the hospital. the victim suffered serious injuries but he is expected to survive. >> new this morning, police are searching if three robbers who escaped after a stunning smash-and-grab at the sun valley mall. we are there live. amy hollyfield? >> the mall was open in a bold, planned out attack they got the jewelry and they got away. this happened while the store was open. it was about 8:45 last night at the macy's in sun valley mall in concord. witnesses say three men ran in, they broke open jewelry cases with a hammer, stole several pieces of jewelry, and they ran out of the store. they were wearing jackets with hoods over their heads so police
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do not have a good description of them. they believe the men got away in a toyota camry. police later found that car in pleasant hill. it, of course, was abandoned. they believe the toyota was stolen. police assume they got into another car and got away. no one saw that car. no one knows where it looks like. no one was hurt. this was quick. there was a call to police that shots were fired so they were worried about that when they got on the scene but they determined no shots were fired, it was a quick, planned out attack get manage and getting out and getting away. >> it is 4:38. happening now, petaluma police are sending if a couple in connection with a heist yesterday. the woman this this photo entered the department store, loaded two were soming carts with merchandise and placed them
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near a store exit and a man driving this blue van drove up to kohl's and loaded the merchandise in the vehicle and drove off. if you recognize the van or the woman, call petaluma police. >> a lot going on this morning. we have the commemoration of the great earthquake coming up shortly. this morning not feeling the wind. >> no, no, a mild morning. mike? >> and with a lack of wind it is cooler. we have dry air. no radar returns on live doppler 7 hd. temperatures are running from two to 11 degrees cooler than yesterday to 18 degrees at half moon bay. 37 degrees right now at half moon bay. that is the cool spot. we have 41 in fremont. can you see mid-to-upper 40's around san jose, mountain view, concord. livermore, too, and fairfield, and napa and novato. dress appropriately. san carlos is 50 and oakland and san francisco. today, it will be cooler.
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then we will have a quick warming and be near 70 for lunch. it will be a good day to be outside for lunch. you will not have to contend with the winds. mid-60's at the coast at 4:00 and a very delightful evening with near 70 inland. mid-60's an the bay. about 60 at the coast. in the future, all the way through the weekend, it will be mild tomorrow. it will be dry on saturday. it will be warm everywhere on sunday with upper 70's around the bay and mid-70's inland. now a check of the commute. leyla gulen? >> good morning, everyone. there is police activity near union square, a two-block radius because of a suspicious package and because of the boston attacks. we are on high alert. it looks like market street and mission street and 3rd street and grant are affected. down a stretch, at foot of
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market, we will be commemorting the earthquake of 1906. expect to see quite a bit of activity out there. >> thank you, leyla gulen. >> opponents try to turn on the volume on america's cup concerts and how they are stepping up the battle. >> an emotional game for the sacramento kings and when the fans will know if the team is saying goodbye. first, the america's money report. >> good morning, topping america's money, the cost of maining the vehicles is going up. paying for gas, repairs, tires and insurance is 2 percent higher than last year according to aaa maintenance, with costs rising more than 11 percent. carnival cruise will spend $700 million to upgrade their fleet to be use the to improve plumbing, mechanical and electrical equipment after two of the ships lost power and were stranded at sea. >> look at the new can from budweiser a shape that is like the logo. the idea to attract new drinkers
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to hit back at the lagging sales. that is
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>> we have breaking news in san francisco, a picture from market street in the area of 3rd or 4th, the stretch is closed. there is a lost police activity. there is a suspicious package that the bomb squad is now checking out. to be safe, they have closed off this area along with grant avenue according to leyla gulen. this is the area where the city is supposed to mark the great earthquake of 1906 at 5:12. a lot of people were about to gather for that at the foot of market can now we have this. the chief is there so police are not taking any chances after the boston bombings this week. we will keep our eye on what is happening there in san
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francisco. >> we continue to follow breaking news from texas where up to a dozen people are believed dead this morning and up to 200 people are injured in an explosion at a fertilizer plant in west, north of waco, including firefighters that are dead and other first responders. teams looked for more victims and survivors in the night but with darkness and no power the search has been difficult and federal agents are on the way to the scene to help in the investigation. >> state lawmakers reject add proposal to let california teachers carry guns on school campuses. a southern california republican assemblyman inthey duesed this following the sandy hook elementary school in connecticut that would have allowed school districts to train staff to carry weapons on a volunteer basis. he was the only member of the education committee to vote in favor of the bill. >> promoters are facing another fight over a concert series scheduled dug the america's cup race on the bay this summer. live nation has permits to hold 30 concerts at pier 27 and pier
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29 from late may through mid-october. octobers are appealing the permits. a may 8 hearing date is scheduled. the neighbors say it will be too many. concerts. >> the kings could have play their final game in sacramento last night and lost to the clippers in the finale. owners will debate whether to approve the franchise sale and relocation to seattle. sacramento mayor has put together a group of owners who submit add competing offer on tuesday night. thousands of fans stayed an hour after the game chanting "here we stay and save our team." coaches and players returned to the court after getting dressed and thanks their fans for their support. the nba commissioner says no decision has been made. >> the committee still has additional questions as they go through this in great detail about deals, financing, real
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estate, challenges, environmental reviews, lawsuits and the like. >> owners will be briefed about the future at the board of governors. a final decision is unlikely until at least may. >> the city of oakland is holding a rally at 10:00 at oklahoma city center for the war yours who will make the second playoff appearance in 19 seasons. last night the warriors beat portland to secure the number 16 in the western conference setting up their first round series against the third seed nuggets with game one saturday in denver at 2:30 on our sister network. the warriors made history last night breaking the single season three-pointer record of ray allen. >> we were talking about the suspicious package on market street and we are just getting this word from san francisco police that the great earthquake
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commemoration event is on time as they check out package found around the 3 are street market street area. that was supposed to start at 5:12. after the boston attack you take no chances and check things out. >> we will now check out the weather forecast. >> without further ado we will open up the weather window and see what live doppler 7 hd has. >> we have dry air, calm air, a clear sky and cooler conditions. there are no radar runs because of that. our fastest winds are from the northeast at napa at eight miles per hour. we are still on the peninsula. sfo and san carlos and half moon bay all the way down to mountain view and up to novato, all those areas have calm conditions. the temperature is 46 in richmond district and san mateo, we have 50 in redwood city and 52 in alameda and 42 in san ramon, a cooler spot and 37 there at half moon bay with bodega bay warmer and 51. here is a live look from the east bay hills, high definition
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picture looking back across emeryville to san francisco. today, sunshine, calmer, and warmer. everyone is getting rid of the breezes we have had so far this week. a few clouds are possible tomorrow putting the warming on knolled a -- on hold with warmer moving through this weekend. the final low is moving away with high pressure starting to move into washington and oregon and that will slide down the coast to us so we are going to have the warm pattern developing and strengthening as we hold through the weekend. today, how about mid-to-upper 70's in the south bay with cupertino and san jose at 76 degrees. we will have low-to-mid 70's on the peninsula and san mateo at 73 and the coast is warmer and calmer with low-to-mid 60's for you in daly city at 63, upper 60's for downtown and south san francisco and sausalito all the way through petaluma, low-to-mid
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70's and look how santa rosa and sonoma and upper 70's for you and low-to-mid 60's at the beaches, and low-to-mid 60's along the east bay shore. oakland is the warm spot at 75. we will probably not make 80 until tomorrow in the east bay valley. as far as tonight, the temperatures are not so cool, upper 40's to mid-50's. the seven-day outlook shows tomorrow a few clouds are possible especially along the coast and temperatures will hold steady and you can see we public near 90 inland by monday, mid-80's around the bay and mid-60's at the coast and this day is pretty darn warm tuesday and wednesday and almost like summer. hope you enjoy it. >> good morning, we are going back to san francisco where san francisco p.d. has streets shut down because of a suspicious package right around union square area. third street is affected between mission, market, and grant, and those streets are closed down until further notice.
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they are investigating a suspicious package found in that area. also, earlier, or, rather, later this morning we will be having a commemoration of the 1906 great quake and that is put off until this situation is cleared. as we move on, we have bart station and the union station at montgomery street shut down. this is due to the suspicious package. as we look at construction southbound 101, that is closed to the eastbound 80 freeway until 6:00 a.m. >> at&t hopes not just a reward will help crack the vandalism case but coming up the public appeal the company is making. >> why a federal court could be a ruling away frommen bag the controversial gay conversion therapy. >> we follow breaking news from texas in the aftermath of the devastating explosion at a fertilizer plant. as daylight breaks in west, texas, the search for survivors is
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>> this is the 107th anniversary of the great earthquake of san francisco, the mayor is taking action to make buildings safer signing legislation today requiring seismic retrofitting for buildings with a first floor of big windows or garages that are more likely to collapse. there are 3,000 such buildings. this comes in stages to be completed by 2020. >> at&t and south bay police are asking for your help in tracking down the vandal whose cut phone service to thousands of customers in santa clara county. abc7 news looked at the vault where a badge of cables were cut on tuesday morning south of san jose. at&t is offering a $250,000 reward for information in the case. whoever cut the phone lines is also believed to be responsible
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for shooting one of a bank of transformers at a pg&e yard and they may have to take the substation out of service while the repairs are made. >> a lot going on this morning. after all the cold, windy days, calmer conditions. >> calmer. >> cooler, but, still nice. >> a little cooler. that will not stop our warming trend. from sutro tower to san francisco toward the east bay hills, san francisco today is three degrees warm we than yesterday at 68. check out the mid-to-upper 70's, oakland, you are four degrees warmer than yesterday with santa rosa and five in fremont and mostly in conquered and san jose, seven degrees warmer than we were yesterday. traveling around the state, high pressure dominating our weather and most of the state. 79 all through the central valley and 57 at tahoe and 66 at yosemite and sunny 64 at monterey and mid-to-upper 70's
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around san diego and los angeles and mid-80's in palm springs. leyla gulen? >> police activity in affect at union square in san francisco. and bart and muni is affected and escalators are shut down. traffic is being diverted out there. speaking of which, there is a delay as you head out of san francisco to the east bay with a 10-to-15 minute delay leaving san francisco. that is because of early track maintenance. >> it is 4:5. a federal court in san francisco appears to be leaning in support of a state law banning the controversial gay conversion therapy. the. >> are this of the law feels confident of the court's direction. >> the judges of the 9th asked good questions and it centers on whether you believe medical treatment is protected by the first amendment. there is a long line of case law that says it is not.
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>> the judges agree on that point. critics say it steps on personal choice. the law prohibits therapists from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with patients under the age of 18. >> police are warning us of con artists taking advantage of americans trying to help victims of the boston bombings. someone opened a fake boston marathon twitter account to collect money. twitter has shut down the account but 125 boston-related domain names were registered in the hour of the bombing and many are suspected as fake charities. police say avoid being scammed and donate only to established charities like the red cross. see if a chair difficult is legitimate by going to. >> charity >> up to a dozen people are dead and authorities fear the number will go up after a huge explosion at a texas fertilizer plant. new video and the new details
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emerging as searchers dig through the rubble. >> san francisco police shoot and kill a man armed with a
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>> abc7 news starts right now with breaking news. >> the breaking news is in downtown san francisco. these are pictures of market street where a suspicious package was found by a security guard. police shut down the area around market street between 3rd and 4th and grant avenue. we saw police chief there so
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they are taking this quite seriously after the boston bombings. this is where the city was supposed to be marking the 107th anniversary of the 1906 great earthquake of san francisco at 5:12. we were going to hear the sirens. now we are just getting word from the san francisco police department that they have moved the anniversary celebration or commemoration to union square which now starts at 5:30 so obviously they don't want to be in that area. we will continue to follow the breaking situation. >> we have more now on other breaking news. the massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near waco, texas, with five dead. the number of injured may have topped 200 already. >> abc7 news reporter cornell bernard has the latest. >> five to 15 people could be dead and more than 200 injured. the explosion was so massive that it registered as an
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earthquake. it began as a fire at a fertilizer plant in west, texas, but exploded. it registered at a 2.1 earthquake and could be felt 50 miles away. it leveled 75 homes and businesses, with films -- with flames burning for hours and shooting high in the air. firefighters are among the injured and possible dead. dozens including a police official are unaccounted for. hundreds are being treated at local hospitals. a triage center was set up at a high school near the plant to treat the wounded but that center had to be moved further away for fear more explosions happening. locals described the scene of fear and chaos. >> shrapnel is everywhere. (inaudible). worst thing i have ever seen. >>the most devastating thing that has happened to th
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